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Topic: Countably Infinite Sets
Replies: 11   Last Post: Dec 28, 2012 9:08 PM

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 forbisgaryg@gmail.com Posts: 43 Registered: 11/26/12
Re: Countably Infinite Sets
Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:08 PM

On Friday, December 28, 2012 6:16:32 AM UTC-8, netzweltler wrote:
> On 28 Dez., 03:49, "Ross A. Finlayson" <ross.finlay...@gmail.com>
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> > On Dec 27, 6:43 pm, netzweltler <reinhard_fisc...@arcor.de> wrote:
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> > > Does the set {{1}, {1,2}, {1,2,3}, ...} contain all natural numbers?
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> > What does "..." mean?
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> "..." means, there is a bijection to the natural numbers
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> 1 -> {1}
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> 2 -> {1,2}
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> 3 -> {1,2,3}
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> ...
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> > Many would include zero.
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> I cannot see the difference. I could also have asked:
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> Does the set {{0}, {0,1}, {0,1,2}, ...} contain all natural numbers?

You set contains sets that are subsets of all natural numbers.
You set contains no natural numbers, only sets.

Date Subject Author
12/27/12 netzweltler
12/27/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/28/12 netzweltler
12/28/12 forbisgaryg@gmail.com
12/27/12 William Elliot
12/27/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/27/12 Butch Malahide
12/27/12 Butch Malahide
12/27/12 Aatu Koskensilta
12/28/12 Virgil
12/28/12 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
12/28/12 Scott Berg